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Project Assistant (2 positions)_00196573
|Location :||Suva, FIJI|
|Application Deadline :||07-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||NPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||NPSA-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDP is the UN’s global development organisation that supports countries around the world in their efforts to successfully address diverse development challenges, framed around three broad settings which require different forms of support: eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions; accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development; and building resilience to crises and shocks. Pacific Islands countries (PICs) boast “big ocean” economies, with young and mobile and highly adaptative societies. Past and recent investments have however fallen short of developing diverse economies offering inclusive services and opportunities, resilient to external shocks and the increasing pace of climate disasters. While the scale of Pacific economies does not allow them to respond to all challenges alone, public investment and revenues would gain from empowered officials accountable to keep basic service delivery and development priorities in mind while driving fiscal decisions.
What is the Vaka Pasifica project?
The “Accountable Public Finances to serve Pacific people – Vaka Pasifika” project (hereafter Vaka Pasifika project) aims to strengthen the governance mechanisms enabling Pacific countries to deliver calibrated public services to meet specific needs of the people. Funded by the European Union, the project’s focus is to ensure that scarce Pacific resources are better managed and the base available for achieving national development goals will be increased. This will require PIC economies to establish stable and reliable regulations implementing the right mix of creativity and rigor informed by ground reality.
The project will help in:
The second phase of the Vaka Pasifika project (2022-2026) will build on the results of the “Strengthening Public Finance Management and Governance in the Pacific” (PFM) project implemented between 2018 and 2022. Funded by the European Union, the Vaka Pasifika project is a EUR6million project implemented between July 2022 and December 2026 by UNDP and its partner PIANGO.
The project is taking as a point of departure that our partners should not have to constantly prove that they can deliver reports. The Vaka Pasifika project team constantly focuses on reducing the workload of partners and focusing on results. The candidates for these positions need to be solution orientated, constantly seeking to work smart and find ways to maximise the impact, partnerships and relationships of the projects through seamless administrative and logistical support.
Duties and Responsibilities
The scope of work of the Project Assistant is outlined below. He/She will be responsible for supporting the Vaka Pasifika Project.
Assist in the administration and implementation of Vaka Pasifika Project delivery, adapt processes and procedures, and support results-based management, by focusing on the achievement of the following results, including but not limited to:
Provide support and assistance to the UN-PRAC team in the management of Project initiatives/ activities:
Participate in knowledge building and knowledge sharing – up to 10% of the time of the project assistant (depending on context) will be allocated to initiatives linked to knowledge building and sharing and initiated by the staff themselves objectives will be set with Project Manager on a bi-annual basis
Any other duty(s) assigned by the Project Managers Vaka Pasifika.
Required Skills and Experience